Celtic face coefficient chaos after Copenhagen defeat
Celtic have potentially damaged Scotland’s coefficient jump by losing to Copenhagen.
The Bhoys were knocked out of the Europa League last night by the Danish Champions.
Neil Lennon’s men and Rangers had worked on getting the country to 13th in the coefficient rankings.
However, this is now in jeopardy as other teams are still in the competition.
Celtic stunting Scotland coefficient after Copenhagen loss
The Glasgow two have carried the country up the rankings to win back two Champions League spots.
By getting into the top 15, this allows CL qualifying spots, a Europa League place, and two entrants to the new Europa Conference League.
Scotland’s 13th place was lost after the defeat by Copenhagen. [UEFA]
The new 14th place is also up for grabs with Basel and Olympiakos still in the competition.
The two teams are above the Scots on the table and could make big moves.
They would need to reach the semi-final or final in some cases to oust Scotland out to at least 15th. [Daily Record]
However, Rangers’ participation in the competition means Scotland are still in the race.
If the Ibrox side make the quarter-finals then the other nations drop out of the coefficient equation.
It’s unfortunate that Celtic dropped out of being able to keep Scotland’s coefficient fires burning.
But, let’s not forget that it was the green side of Glasgow who have been earning the much needed points in previous years.